Nepal’s first inclusive e-learning platform ‘Learning Inclusion’ has come into operation. Developed by Diverse Patterns Pvt. Ltd., this online learning platform has come into operation from today. Developed in partnership with the International Development Institute (IDI), the e-learning platform is developed with financial support from Australia Awards Nepal.
Following the continuing lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic, the Learning Inclusion was made public in a virtual program following the practices of social distance. The platform has been developed under the leadership of technology entrepreneur and social entrepreneur Sagar Prasai. Prasai said that human diversity has always been an issue. He said, “Therefore, the knowledge and skills related to inclusion in the personal and business life of every person becomes indispensable.”
The inclusive learning platform is said to help enable and empower all people with and without disabilities. As a result, it is claimed that human diversity (especially those with disabilities) will not be left behind in any kind of plans and programs. It is believed that the courses included in Learning Inclusion will be of great help to all those who want to achieve inclusion and access to acquire and enhance their knowledge and skills.
Suman Timilsina, Executive Director of IDI, described the courses available at Learning Inclusion is an important technical achievement in enhancing knowledge and skills related to digital access. “It helps to address human diversity as well as the justification for inclusion,” he said.
The first course available for free on the website is “How to make documents accessible to everyone?” It covers accessible topics based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Available in both Nepali and English languages, its content is available in both textual and video mediums.
The video has even included Nepali sign language as well as Nepali and English subtitles. The institution has stated that there is a provision of a certificate after completing the course.